Keto diet pills. Are they safe to take?

Posted by sailor1750 @sailor1750, Dec 8, 2019

I am on a modified Keto diet that seems to be helping me hold my weight in check:183 lbs for over one year….There are a number of keto diet pills on the market, are they safe to take??????

@suerc

Has anyone tried the keto diet that was advertised on the t.v. show. And what are side effects of loosing weight so fast.

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I have been on a modified Keto diet for 1 year…..The diet was recommended by my doctor…I have been able to keep my weight at 183
for a whole year…I am 83 my mobility went up exponentially, less stiffness,better digestion and the list goes on…
Please note ,I said modified: taking in some carbs for good digestion….I also go to a gym at least 3 times a week…Worth the effort….Lou

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@imallears

@carnes
It’s only been a year or so and look how much you have improved. Congratulations on taking charge of your health the right way.
Seventy percent of our medical problems start in the gut. Eating like this is a way of life and you don’t miss the old way. If only more people paid attention to the fuel that they put into their bodies, we wouldn’t have the healthcare crisis we have today in this country.

I am passionate about diet and I hope you inspire others by speaking about your journey. You may not be able to reverse some damage but you can stop it from progressing. It feels great to feel good, doesn’t it?

If we stop eating all the junk that supermarkets stock their shelves with, maybe the food industry will wake up once their revenues decrease. We don’t need an entire aisle of sugar coated cereal no matter if you call it gluten free, low cholesterol , high energy or any other tricky phrases. That’s another whole but highly related issue.

We’re proud of you.

FL Mary

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Thank you Mary….I might add I go to Planet Fitness at least 3 times a week…Can`t believe the people who come in,70,80 &90….No Joke…Lou

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@carnes

I am a 73 year old female. I was put on a similar food plan. For me it’s a way of life. No sugar or sweet, no flour,no carbs, no complex carbs either, which includes potatoes. I’m doing this to not only stay alive, but have a better quality of life. It’s eating to live not living to eat. I have lost 60 lbs. so far, of which is fat not muscle. My numbers have gone down. My A1C went from 7.1 to 5.5 I no longer take metformin. My cholesterol was very high, but similar to yours is my experience also with the triglycerides and HDL. I’m able to walk a little a bit better. Feel better. Outlook on life is more positive. I had so many illnesses, some are gone some better. Their has been damage that may not be reversible, but all and all this healthy way of eating has been a life saver. Too much to put on here. I have A fib, heart problems, Lyme disease. Tumor on right adrenal gland, COPD needed oxygen, diabetes, high blood pressure., also stage 3 kidney disease. They said you can’t reverse kidney disease. I’m now stage 2. All has improved or gone. It’s been about a year or so. I feel great. Of course because of kidneys I couldn’t have 6 -8 oz. protein, I had 3 at each meal. I eat more healthy fat and 8-16 oz veggies or salad at each meal.

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Miss Carnes…..We never know when the clock will stop, BUT do not like the thought of a wheel chair and real bad dementia….Lou.

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@sailor1750

I have been on a modified Keto diet for 1 year…..The diet was recommended by my doctor…I have been able to keep my weight at 183
for a whole year…I am 83 my mobility went up exponentially, less stiffness,better digestion and the list goes on…
Please note ,I said modified: taking in some carbs for good digestion….I also go to a gym at least 3 times a week…Worth the effort….Lou

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@sailor1750
Hi,
We must be twins lol. I have 3 gym classes a week, exercise daily. Our instructor is an active 79 year old who will be starting a core class aimed at Seniors. He teaches Core to others also. People in my Active Senior Class are mostly in their 70s and 80s and close to 90. There’s a couple currently on a cruise to celebrate his 90th.
I’m 78 and one of my friends is 87. I guess my diet is a modified paleo with limited carbs. The older people may not move as fast in class or have weights that are only 4lbs but they’re moving and trying. They come into the gym with walkers and canes God bless them.
I feel 20 years younger and have more energy than ever. It’s as simple as diet and exercise and working around any medical or dietary limitations. And boy, does it improve your mental outlook. I’m also blessed with good genes and health so that’s a major plus.

Us older people rock. If we walk with a brisk step and stay alert we won’t be targets for thieves. Don’t even try to take anything from me without a fight. I’m a lot stronger than I look…..growl 😡

Fierce FL Mary

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@sailor1750

Justin…Yes,I have been on the diet for just over 1 year…I worked my way into the diet starting in October of 2018…
The change of food pertaining to this diet has not been difficult at all.. Again ,my approach has been MODIFIED…

Cutting back on carbs was not a problem ,sweets also not a problem….Pasta once a week I could not do without!!

My body overall feels pretty loose and @ 81, very little stiffness ….My mobility has increased drastically…

I would like to get with a group to exchange Keto ideas ……Lou

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Try Banza Pasta – made with chickpeas – good texture (not mush) and loaded with protein

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@imallears

@sailor1750
Hi,
We must be twins lol. I have 3 gym classes a week, exercise daily. Our instructor is an active 79 year old who will be starting a core class aimed at Seniors. He teaches Core to others also. People in my Active Senior Class are mostly in their 70s and 80s and close to 90. There’s a couple currently on a cruise to celebrate his 90th.
I’m 78 and one of my friends is 87. I guess my diet is a modified paleo with limited carbs. The older people may not move as fast in class or have weights that are only 4lbs but they’re moving and trying. They come into the gym with walkers and canes God bless them.
I feel 20 years younger and have more energy than ever. It’s as simple as diet and exercise and working around any medical or dietary limitations. And boy, does it improve your mental outlook. I’m also blessed with good genes and health so that’s a major plus.

Us older people rock. If we walk with a brisk step and stay alert we won’t be targets for thieves. Don’t even try to take anything from me without a fight. I’m a lot stronger than I look…..growl 😡

Fierce FL Mary

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@imallears Love be your response I'm also a very active senior 77 yrs feel like ,50 I exercise 3timrs s week also My friend here is 68 and I can run circles around her

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@carnes

I am a 73 year old female. I was put on a similar food plan. For me it’s a way of life. No sugar or sweet, no flour,no carbs, no complex carbs either, which includes potatoes. I’m doing this to not only stay alive, but have a better quality of life. It’s eating to live not living to eat. I have lost 60 lbs. so far, of which is fat not muscle. My numbers have gone down. My A1C went from 7.1 to 5.5 I no longer take metformin. My cholesterol was very high, but similar to yours is my experience also with the triglycerides and HDL. I’m able to walk a little a bit better. Feel better. Outlook on life is more positive. I had so many illnesses, some are gone some better. Their has been damage that may not be reversible, but all and all this healthy way of eating has been a life saver. Too much to put on here. I have A fib, heart problems, Lyme disease. Tumor on right adrenal gland, COPD needed oxygen, diabetes, high blood pressure., also stage 3 kidney disease. They said you can’t reverse kidney disease. I’m now stage 2. All has improved or gone. It’s been about a year or so. I feel great. Of course because of kidneys I couldn’t have 6 -8 oz. protein, I had 3 at each meal. I eat more healthy fat and 8-16 oz veggies or salad at each meal.

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Sounds like you are doing great. I'm a 70 year old female. I have stage 3 kidney disease. How did you go down to stage 2? I don't understand that you couldn't have 6-8 oz. protein. Can you explain.

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@sailor1750

Justin…Yes,I have been on the diet for just over 1 year…I worked my way into the diet starting in October of 2018…
The change of food pertaining to this diet has not been difficult at all.. Again ,my approach has been MODIFIED…

Cutting back on carbs was not a problem ,sweets also not a problem….Pasta once a week I could not do without!!

My body overall feels pretty loose and @ 81, very little stiffness ….My mobility has increased drastically…

I would like to get with a group to exchange Keto ideas ……Lou

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I’m thinking about starting the keto pills. But I had a heart ablation last year for a fib. Just wondering if they are safe to take?

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Hi @diane69 I don’t know the ingredients of the keto pills but your best bet would be to ask your cardiologist or physician who performed your heart ablation. They would be better qualified to answer your concerns. As for the keto diet, you will be consuming mostly fat and very little carbohydrates. Your body will be switching from burning carbohydrates to burning fats for fuel. Always consult your doctor for any changes in diet or exercise. Wish you well.

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@diane69

I’m thinking about starting the keto pills. But I had a heart ablation last year for a fib. Just wondering if they are safe to take?

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@diane69, I would like to add my welcome to Connect along with @avmcbellar and others. Also, I would also recommend that you discuss the keto pills with your doctor or care team before using them. Connect members are patients like yourself and really cannot give medical advice. We can share our experience with them though so may others who have experience can share with you.

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@diane69

I’m thinking about starting the keto pills. But I had a heart ablation last year for a fib. Just wondering if they are safe to take?

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I would like to add to everyone elses' comments. Keto pills are not recommended for anyone with heart disease, and in general a Keto diet may not be wise for anyone with heart disease due to the additional cholesterol ingested. All the cardiology journals which address the diet say it should only be undertaken in consultation with a cardiologist who will monitor your bloodwork.
Sue

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@sueinmn

I would like to add to everyone elses' comments. Keto pills are not recommended for anyone with heart disease, and in general a Keto diet may not be wise for anyone with heart disease due to the additional cholesterol ingested. All the cardiology journals which address the diet say it should only be undertaken in consultation with a cardiologist who will monitor your bloodwork.
Sue

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Thank you for your reply.

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